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Old 08-25-2011, 04:01 PM   #3511
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The only weak points on the TCX are the front and rear arms. Just replace them with the Pro4 or Tamiya front and rear arms. I only had to change the front arms out, they are way more durable, and the car is still less costly than an XRay and most other cars.

I found that the steering knuckles were the weak link in my car. If I just touched a board they'd crack but not in two just a small crack that would show only if you pulled on it. I eventually went to xray knuckles and the problem was solved.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:36 PM   #3512
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The new version 2 TCX steering knuckles will be alot more durable since the material is similar to the Xray nylon composite. They also make the TCX steering feel a lot more linear and balanced
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:06 AM   #3513
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Hello,

here my very Purple TCX
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:12 AM   #3514
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Anyone running the new narrow chassis
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:12 PM   #3515
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Also trimming the excess axle length that protrudes past the wheel nut helps a lot as well. Keeps that part from snagging on boards and such.
I completely agree with this statement - I used to snap arms all the time until a ground down the axles. Once I did that, well, let's just say I have a lot of spare arms gathering dust.

But I ain't sellin' 'em
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:05 PM   #3516
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Hey guys I have 1 more set of the dcj driveshafts for sale. I am selling for 30 a piece. 60 for the pair shipped. Pm me if interested!!
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:10 AM   #3517
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Hello, yesterday I tried in the race the new shock pistons with six holes, I used an oil of 450 cps MM front and rear, the setting seemed very soft ...
With cold and not rubberized track, the behavior seemed very powerful, very aggressive in the slow corners, stable on the fast side of track, very nice to drive.
The problems came when the track is heated and rubberized, the car has become oversteer and very difficult to control, I tried to increase the hardness of the oil, 500 post and 600 front, behavior has improved a bit but the machine has become very slow.
Any advice on which oil to use as start setting with these new pistons shocks?
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:44 AM   #3518
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Aren't these new pistons designed for low-grip conditions? it seems normal to me that 3-holes pistons would work "better" with a lot of grip...
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:03 AM   #3519
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Aren't these new pistons designed for low-grip conditions? it seems normal to me that 3-holes pistons would work "better" with a lot of grip...
A few pages back (page 217), Hiro has recommended to improve response at low speeds, while maintaining an excellent damping at high, and this is correct, also confirm what Hiro said about the less tire wear, with these pistons consumption is less .
Only that my first impression, perhaps wrong, is that these pistons must be used with a hardness of oil different than that used with pistons with three holes (1.1 mm).
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:50 AM   #3520
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I used (self drilled) 6-hole pistons with oil between 60#-80# (LRP oil), but on high grip carpet i still prefer the 3-hole pistons, just easier and faster...
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:39 AM   #3521
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Anyone test out the new narrow chassis was looking for sum feedback. I was also looking at the exotek xx chassis.
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Anyone test out the new narrow chassis was looking for sum feedback. I was also looking at the exotek xx chassis.
I too would be interested in any feedback on the new chassis, I race mainly indoor on high grip surface and woundered what difference this chassis would make to they way the car behaves.

p.s. TRANSPLANTLIFE i could'nt agree more with the Donor qoute, have had the same Transplant as you.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:42 PM   #3523
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Yeah, I'm with you guys. Still on the waiting list here though.....sigh...
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:44 PM   #3524
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Guy's here a quote from High Low Blow HB representative reagarging the narrow chassis.

"On the other hand, the new option narrower chassis (#68760) has a bit different flex characteristic. We found that the new chassis gives the car more aggressive drive feel compare to the stock one. You might feel kind of hard to drive but for some condition it works really well. I think it's nice to have both the stock one and the optional one as setup parts."
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:26 PM   #3525
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I have some very limited experience with mine, but it does feel more aggressive. When combined with the 2.5mm top deck, it feels pretty close to the stock chassis with stock upper deck in your hands, but on the track its noticeably different.

High speed transitions are very crisp and predictable. It also allows the car to roll more without scraping providing more consistent handling. It is an overall improvement in my eyes.

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